Albert L. “Bob” French, 83, formerly of Coggon, died Sun., July 21, 2013, at Spokane Hospice House, Spokane, Wash., following an extended illness.
Albert Leroy was born June 7, 1930, in Kellerton, to Leo and Dorothy (Treichler) French. He graduated from the Coggon High School, class of 1948, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1949. He attended Cornell College and transferred to the University of Iowa, graduating in 1954. He spent much of his life in Colorado, where he loved the outdoors.
Albert is survived by his former wife, Treva (Moore) Heiser; their three children, Victoria (Michael) Guesic of Brookfield, Conn., Doug French of Fort Myers, Fla., and Valorie (David) Hargett of Irvine, Calif.; a grandson, Gregory Guesic of Boston, Mass.; his sister, Bonnie J. (Bob) Hammer of Faribault, Minn.; cousins, Dick and Charlie Emig of Marion and Dan Emig of Ely; and his former wife and close friend, Barbara J. French.
Interment was in the Coggon Cemetery, with a graveside memorial service for family and friends on Sept. 24, with Pastor Jen Filter officiating.